"Weisure time" is a term coined by sociologist Dalton Conley of New York University, to explain the increasingly blurred line between work and leisure for Americans.
From the CNN article:
Many who haven't already abandoned the 9-to-5 workday for the 24-7 life of weisure probably will do so soon, according to New York University sociologist Dalton Conley, who coined the word. It's the next step in the evolving work-life culture.
"Increasingly, it's not clear what constitutes work and what constitutes fun," be it "in an office or at home or out in the street," Conley said. Activities and social spaces are becoming work-play ambiguous, he says, as "all of these worlds that were once very distinct are now blurring together."
Smartphones, like the Blackberry and iPhone, have made mixing work and play easier than ever before. Such technology has made it almost commonplace for Americans to be connected with the office while spending time with their families.
But when leisure invovles work, is it truly leisure time? Aren't we all supposed to be working toward a healthy work/life balance?
Do you feel like you're living a life of "weisure"? Post a comment and tell us about it.